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Curious Minds - January 30, 2023
January is coming to a close and that seems surprising. Most of my week has been spent organizing and setting up my new house, and have just started looking into the future. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these findings!
It’s not every day you find a “tidal disruption” event, the scientific name describing a black hole eating a star. On March 21, 2022, NASA found another one (pictured above). A quote from the link above:
“Tidal disruption events are a sort of cosmic laboratory. They’re our window into the real-time feeding of a massive black hole lurking in the center of a galaxy.”
Something of a bro
If you’ve ever considered academic philosophy too hoity-toity and really wish a bro would explain it to you, you’re in luck. Philosophy Bro takes key concepts such as Property and Substance Dualism or Peter Singer’s Drowning Child Argument and explains it to you like a surfer bro or a frat bro might. Mildly amusing and educative.
I recently ran across someone ranting about how everything in society seems to be getting worse. One commenter said this video always helps him when he feels morose and gives a broader perspective over a greater period of time.
Something I’m enjoying
"Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul."
― Charles Bukowski
Something I’m listening to
I recently finished Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and through various searches stumbled on the Tolkien Ensemble. It took me by surprise to find that they pre-dated the Lord of the Rings movies, as it felt like that popularized the books and put them on everyone’s radar, and to find an entire group dedicated to producing works before that time seems almost bizarre.
As spring is approaching, do you have any plans or outings for the warmer weather?
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